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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 1238

$614K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 1238

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 398 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$518K

2012

$575K

2013

$584K

2014

$614K

2015

Number of Claims

13,550

2012

15,491

2013

15,095

2014

14,765

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

115

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 12
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 96
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 28
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 74
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 124
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 49
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 28 75
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 56
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 33
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 32
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 35 48
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 37 145
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 41 54
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

42 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 43 77
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 47 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 40
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 50 99
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 51 84
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 52 43
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 53 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 R 56 50
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 A 57 211
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 58 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 36
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 46
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 61 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 78
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on June 5, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.